Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Place egg in a second bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge chicken in pecans, pressing firmly to adhere.
Cook chicken in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet; wipe skillet clean.
Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until garlic is caramel-colored and butter begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat, and stir in basil, parsley, and hot cooked tortellini. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately with chicken.
this recipe is a great recipe in terms of ease and a new take on chicken. i added fresh spinach leaves to the garlic saute in the pan before tossing in the tortellini to give this dish a bit of green and to add a veggie. awesome! you definitely have to eat a piece of chicken w/ the tortellini to get the full effect, but for a different way of making chicken and including pasta, this was awesome. and i used the cheap bags of tortellini (under $2.00) to keep the price down even more. very good!
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